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Project by venusflytraps posted 09-06-2012 08:57 PM 997 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i made this for myself,, i still havent put handles on it,, lol ,,, side inlays are cherry and rosewood outlined mahogany,, top is cherry ,, inlays on top are walnut and maple, i used alot of tung oil on this..13 deep 24 tall 16 wide.. face frame is red heart,,, red heart is great to work with,, it will change color with too much sunlight,, its got a good smell to it i think.. i think red heart would be good for turning,, carving ect,, i had no problems hand planing it at all,, (ive used red heart on a few projects,

-- rob

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#1 posted 09-06-2012 09:35 PM

Awesome job Sir. I like this a lot!

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#2 posted 09-06-2012 09:36 PM

N I C E !

How much time do you have in a project like this?

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 09-06-2012 09:43 PM

i have to guess id say at least 30 hours,, i lot of time just thinking,, the drawers and finish took alot of time,, id say its got 9-11 coats of tung oil.. i use a foam brush and apply it heavy,, then sand it smooth til the last coat,, then i wipe with a clothe a thin coat.. inlays go fast… dovetailing once the jig is set up goes pretty fast too,, getting the drawers to reveal the same took a bit of layout and testing ect.. thanks for the compliments! i messed up when i did the side inlays,, thats why the rosewood ones have the mahogany banding around them,, i forgot to put the spacer thing on the bushing,, but it worked out better i guess,, happy accident,,, i was mad at first though,,lol

-- rob

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 09-07-2012 12:52 AM

That is really nice. Could you do a blog on how you do your inlays? I’m in the learning stage of inlays!!
Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-07-2012 01:08 AM

Very well done

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#6 posted 09-07-2012 03:48 AM

Nice work.
I like the parquetry.
I’ve been there with those little bushings.
It just never gets easy.
They seem counter-intuitive sometimes.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees.

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#7 posted 09-11-2012 03:47 AM

Nice work. your good at this. I checked out your projects . Clean cuts, nice fit.

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#8 posted 09-11-2012 11:20 PM


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